On Monday, MLive reported that Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel admitted at a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club that President Donald Trump will have a hard time repeating his stunning 2016 victory in Michigan.
The reason? Republicans no longer control the election system there — and it’s now too easy for people to vote.
“Michigan is going to be competitive, it’s going to be harder,” said McDaniel. “You did same-day registration and you have a Democrat governor. It’s going to be a more difficult state.”
Trump himself has predicted that it will be “much easier” for him to win Michigan the second time. But McDaniel, whose grandfather George Romney served as the governor of the state, and who herself chaired the Michigan Republican Party prior to taking the reins of the RNC, is under no illusions that Trump will cruise to another victory there.
During the 2016 election, Michigan was controlled by a GOP trifecta. Now, newly-elected Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson have busied themselves implementing the state’s new voter-approved election reforms, allowing same-day voting, independent redistricting, and restoring the straight-ticket voting option. Whitmer has also promised to “roll out the red carpet” for Democratic presidential candidates, doing everything she can to boost their campaign events.
McDaniel added that “we’re up for the challenge” and she could still deliver a win for Trump because Michigan is a “flyover state” where Republicans can connect with disaffected voters.
It’s Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: Associate Press reports former VP has clinched the DNC nomination
The 2020 general election campaign between two top parties has unofficially been set.
"Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest," the AP reported Friday. "The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday."
Former Celebrity Apprentice contestant vows a ‘robot army’ will replace police if he is elected president
Former Major League Baseball MVP Jose Canseco is considering a presidential bid.
Canseco, the author of the tell-all book titled Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big, was a contestant during the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice when President Donald Trump hosted the reality TV show.
Here are some of Conseco's recent political tweets:
The volcano has erupted our political system is a total failure our criminal justice system has always been a total failure
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) June 5, 2020
Trump accused by ex-Defense Secretary of putting US on ‘the trail toward a dictatorship’
During an appearance on CNN on Friday morning, former Defense Secretary William Cohen - who also served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican -- denounced Donald Trump in no uncertain terms, saying his use of military personnel against anti-police brutality protesters is a sign he has set the country on the path to a dictatorship.
To emphasize his point, he later called Trump the "dictator-in-chief."
Speaking with host Jim Sciutto, Cohen didn't mince words after the CNN host noted that the president and his former attorney called the protesters "terrorists."
"What does it mean for you to hear a sitting president dismissing a whole range of protesters, who in fact were largely peaceful around the White House, dismissing a whole range of them as terrorists? What does that mean to you?" the CNN host asked.